Billie Lourd has made her first public appearance since the tragic deaths of her mother Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds in December.
The Scream Queens star paid tribute to her mum at the Star Wars Celebration in Florida on Thursday, where she introduced a tribute video while wearing a Princess Leia-inspired dress by Tom Ford.
“My mom used to say she never knew where Princess Leia ended and Carrie Fisher began,” Billie told the crowd. “She went from being an unknown actress, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, to Princess Leia.
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“She was imperfect in many ways, but her imperfections and willingness to speak about them are what made her more than perfect.
“My mom, like Leia, wasn’t ever afraid to speak her mind and say things that might have made most people uncomfortable, but not me and not you. That was why she loved you, because you accepted and embraced all of her.”
Billie also recited Carrie’s famous Star Wars monologue, in which she pleads with Obi-Wan Kenobi for help, and said her mother taught her, “If life isn’t funny, then it’s just true, and that is unacceptable.”
After the touching video, composer John Williams appeared with an orchestra, and conducted a moving performance of Leia’s theme.
George Lucas also paid tribute to Carrie, and Hayden Christensen, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill all made appearances at the event.
Carrie passed away aged 60 on December 27th after suffering a heart attack on a plane. Her mother Debbie Reynolds died of a fatal stroke the following day.